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Clause 107
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
321*     Page 61, line 12, at end insert--
 
    ("(5)  The amount of any grant under this section, whether made by the Authority or by any of the functional bodies, shall first have been specified in the draft component budget of the component body making the payment prepared by the Mayor under section 72.")
 
  
Clause 108
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
322*     Page 61, line 28, at end insert ("and
    (d)  the amounts which the functional body is expected to pay out of usable capital receipts to the Authority during the year under section 104 above.")
 
323*     Page 61, line 31, leave out ("minimum") and insert ("estimated") 
324*     Page 61, line 33, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the estimated amount of grant which the Mayor has decided that the Authority is to pay to the body for the year out of capital receipts from other functional bodies under section 105 above;")
 
325*     Page 62, line 10, at end insert ("including those made in accordance with sections 104 and 105 above") 
326*     Page 62, line 16, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  Section E of a capital spending plan made for any financial year ("the relevant financial year") other than the first two financial years following the commencement of the Authority shall consist of--
    (a)  a statement of--
          (i)  the amount of the body's total capital spending in the preceding financial year, and
          (ii)  the total amount of expenditure which the Mayor had expected the body to incur in the capital spending plan for the previous year; and
    (b)  where, in subsection (7)(a) above, the amount in (i) exceeds the amount in (ii), statement of the reasons for this and the impact that this will have on future spending plans.")
 
  
Clause 109
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
327*     Page 62, line 22, after ("Assembly") insert (", to each of the London borough councils, to the Common Council") 
328*     Page 62, line 33, after ("Assembly") insert (", to each of the London Borough Councils, to the Common Council") 
329*     Page 62, line 36, at end insert--
 
    ("( ) Members of the public shall be entitled to make copies of the capital spending plan and copying facilities shall be made available to them at reasonable charge.")
 
  
Clause 113
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
330     Page 65, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  No person may be the chief finance officer of two or more relevant authorities at the same time.")
 
331     Page 65, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The chief finance officer of the Authority must be a member of staff appointed under section 56(2) above.")
 
332     Page 65, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The function of appointing the Authority's chief finance officer under subsection (2)(b) above shall be a function of the Authority which is exercisable on behalf of the Authority by the Assembly after consultation with the Mayor.")
 
333     Page 65, line 6, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  If the Mayor is a member of Transport for London, he must not be its chief finance officer.")
 
334     Page 65, line 6, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  In section 2 of the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (politically restricted posts) in subsection (6)(d) (the effect of which is that the chief finance officer appointed under certain provisions is included among "the chief statutory officers" for the purposes of that section) after "section 112 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988" there shall be inserted ",  section 113(2) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999".")1989 c. 42.
1988 c. 41.
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
335*     Leave out Clause 113 and insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1)  The Authority shall--
    (a)  make arrangements for the proper administration of its financial affairs, and
    (b)  secure that one of its officers (its "chief finance officer") has responsibility for the administration of those affairs and for the oversight of the financial administration of the functional bodies.
    (2)  Every functional body shall--
    (a)  make arrangements for the proper administration of its financial affairs, and
    (b) secure that one of its officers (its "chief finance officer") has responsibility for the administration of those affairs.
    (3) In subsection (1)(b) and (2)(b) above, the reference to officers includes a reference to employees or members of staff and, in the case of Transport for London and the London Development Agency, includes a reference to members of the relevant Authority.")
Proper financial administration.
  
Clause 116
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
336*     Page 65, line 38, leave out from first ("the") and insert ("Chairman of Transport for London or, in his absence, the Deputy Chairman of Transport for London".") 
337*     Page 66, line 9, at end insert--
        ("(4B)  In a case referred to in subsection (4A)(a) or (b) above the Mayor of London shall publish the report within 7 days of receiving it."")
 
  
Clause 117
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
338*     Page 67, line 35, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Where the Assembly makes a recommendation at a meeting under subsection (3) above, the Mayor shall comply with that recommendation when making any decision under subsection (6) above.")
 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
339     Page 230, line 14, at end insert-- 
 ("Studies of Authority by Commission at request of Mayor 
     . In section 35 of the Audit Commission Act 1998 (studies at request of bodies subject to audit) after subsection (2) there shall be inserted--
        "(2A)  Before exercising the power of the Greater London Authority to make a request under subsection (1) above, the Mayor of London shall consult the London Assembly.".")
1998 c. 18.
340     Page 230, line 24, at end insert--
    ("(  )  the London Assembly; and")
 
  
Clause 120
 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
 
341*     Page 68, line 18, at end insert ("except to the extent that the Authority would be required to prepare a statement of accounts under any other enactment or under regulations made under any other enactment") 
  
Before Clause 122
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
342     Insert the following new Clause-- 
      ("  .--(1) In section 31(10)(a) of the Local Government Act 1999 (which refers to a provision of this Act which has since been renumbered) for "70(8)" there shall be substituted " 71(8)".Amendment of cross-references to provisions of Chapter I of this Part.
1999 c. 00.
     (2)  Schedule (Amendments to Local Government Finance Act 1992) to this Act (which contains amendments to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 correcting references to provisions of this Act which have since been renumbered) shall have effect.")1992 c. 14.
  
Clause 126
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE LORD TOPE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
343*     Page 70, line 8, at end insert--
    ("(  )  In developing and implementing policies in accordance with subsection (1) above the Mayor shall consult Transport for London as to it's proposals to exercise borrowing powers pursuant to section 135(3A).")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
344     Page 70, line 15, after ("London") insert (", including--
    (i)  those required for the protection of vulnerable road users, and
    (ii)  those required to promote interchange between different modes of transport")
 
  
Clause 127
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
345     Page 70, line 25, after ("problems,") insert--
    ("(aa)  shall specify a timetable for the implementation of the proposals contained in the transport strategy by virtue of paragraph (a) above,")
 
346     Page 70, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  In preparing or revising the transport strategy the Mayor shall consult--
    (a)  the Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee, and
    (b)  such other persons or bodies which represent the interests of persons with mobility problems as he considers it appropriate to consult;
and this subsection is without prejudice to section 34 above.")
 
  
Clause 128
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
347     Page 70, line 36, leave out ("direct") and insert ("request") 
348     Page 70, line 37, leave out ("direction") and insert ("request") 
349     Page 70, line 38, leave out subsection (2) 
  
BY THE LORD BRABAZON OF TARA
THE BARONESS MILLER OF HENDON
THE LORD DIXON-SMITH
 
350     Page 70, line 40, at end insert--
 
    ("(3)  No direction by the Secretary of State shall come into effect if it is rejected by a resolution of the Assembly.")
 
351     Leave out Clause 128 
  
Clause 138
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
352     Page 75, leave out lines 43 and 44 
353     Page 76, leave out lines 4 and 5 
354     Page 76, leave out lines 10 to 12 
355     Page 76, leave out lines 13 and 14 
356     Page 76, line 14, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall consult the Assembly prior to issuing directions under subsection (1) above.")
 
357     Page 76, line 21, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Mayor shall consult a London borough council prior to issuing directions to it under subsection (1) above.")
 
  
Clause 139
 
  
BY THE LORD SWINFEN
THE BARONESS DARCY DE KNAYTH
 
358     Page 76, line 31, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Transport for London shall secure the provision of transport services that enable disabled and older people to have access to the same level of services as all passengers.")
 
  
BY THE BARONESS HAMWEE
THE BARONESS THOMAS OF WALLISWOOD
 
359     Page 76, line 38, at end insert--
 
    ("(3A)  Transport for London may, in addition to its powers as a local authority, and with the approval of the Mayor and Assembly, borrow money in the market for investing in improved transport in Greater London.")
 
  
Before Schedule 8
 
  
BY THE LORD WHITTY
 
360     Insert the following new Schedule-- 
 ("AMENDMENTS TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE ACT 1992 
 Introduction 
     1.  Chapter IVA of Part I of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (which relates to limitation of council tax and precepts and which was inserted by Schedule 1 to the Local Government Act 1999) shall be amended as follows.1992 c. 14.
1999 c. 00.
 Challenge of maximum amount after designation for year under consideration 
     2.--(1) Section 52F shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (6)(a) for "70 and 71" there shall be substituted " 71 and 72".
 
    (3)  In subsection (6)(b) for "80" there shall be substituted " 81".
 
 Duty of designated precepting authority 
     3.--(1) Section 52J shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (1)(a) for "70, 71 and 73 to 75 of and Schedule 6" there shall be substituted " 71, 72 and 74 to 76 of and Schedule 6".
 
    (3)  In subsection (3)--
    (a)  in paragraph (a) for "73(2)" there shall be substituted " 74(2)", and
    (b)  in paragraph (b) for "74(3)" there shall be substituted " 75(3)".
    (4)  In subsection (6)--
    (a)  for "73(2)" (in both places where it occurs) there shall be substituted " 74(2)",
    (b)  for "74(3)" there shall be substituted " 75(3)", and
    (c)  for "74(4)" there shall be substituted " 75(4)".
    (5)  In subsection (8)--
    (a)  in paragraph (a) for "73(2)" there shall be substituted " 74(2)", and
    (b)  in paragraph (b) for "74(4)" there shall be substituted " 75(4)".
    (6)  In subsection (9)--
    (a)  for "73 and 74" there shall be substituted " 74 and 75", and
    (b)  for "74(2)" there shall be substituted " 75(2)".
    (7)  In subsection (10)(b)--
    (a)  for "73(3)(b)" there shall be substituted " 74(3)(b)", and
    (b)  for "74(5)(b)" there shall be substituted " 75(5)(b)".
 
 Challenge of maximum amount after designation under section 52M or 52P 
     4.--(1) Section 52Q shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsection (5)(a) for "70 and 71" there shall be substituted " 71 and 72".
 
    (3)  In subsection (5)(b) for "80" there shall be substituted " 81".
 
 Duty of designated precepting authority 
     5.--(1) Section 52U shall be amended as follows.
 
    (2)  In subsections (2)(a) and (3)(a) for "70 to 75" there shall be substituted " 71 to 76".
 
    (3)  In subsection (3)(b) for "70, 71 and 73 to 75 of and Schedule 6" there shall be substituted " 71, 72 and 74 to 76 of and Schedule 6".
 
    (4)  In subsection (6)--
    (a)  in paragraph (a) for "73(2)" there shall be substituted " 74(2)", and
    (b)  in paragraph (b) for "74(3)" there shall be substituted " 75(3)".
    (5)  In subsection (9)--
    (a)  for "73(2)" (in both places where it occurs) there shall be substituted " 74(2)",
    (b)  for "74(3)" there shall be substituted " 75(3)", and
    (c)  for "74(4)" there shall be substituted " 75(4)".
    (6)  In subsection (11)--
    (a)  for "73(2)" there shall be substituted " 74(2)", and
    (b)  for "74(4)" there shall be substituted " 75(4)".
    (7)  In subsection (12)--
    (a)  for "73 and 74" there shall be substituted " 74 and 75", and
    (b)  for "74(2)" there shall be substituted " 75(2)".
    (8)  In subsection (13)(b)--
    (a)  for "73(3)(b)" there shall be substituted " 74(3)(b)", and
    (b)  for "74(5)(b)" there shall be substituted " 75(5)(b)".
 
 Meaning of budget requirement 
     6. In section 52W(2) for "70(8)" there shall be substituted " 71(8)".") 
 
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